Heart-healthy Peanut Butter Pumpkin-spiced Oatmeal

Pumpkin seeds contain both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.  Both of these fats are considered essential because our bodies can not make them, therefore we have to consume them in our diet.  Omega 3s and 6s regulate our body’s response to inflammation making them a great food for someone living with chronic inflammation. […]

Anti-Inflammatory Red Apple Broccoli Salad

The skins of red apples and purple onions contain the antioxidant anthocyanins that help reduce inflammation.  Broccoli is a great source of antioxidants too but specifically sulforaphane which has awesome anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to keep that heart healthy.  Greek yogurt is a great source of probiotics that will put good bacteria in […]

Traveling? Add ‘stop, think, stretch’ to your itinerary

According to the National Institutes of Health, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined and pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system. Debilitating, disabling pain leaves you unable to work, to go out with friends or to conduct your daily activities.  But what about […]

Pain-Free Morning Parfait

1/2c. plain Greek yogurt (for the vitamin d and calcium to strengthen bones) 1 tbsp almond butter (calcium, protein, magnesium, alpha linolenic acid to help with inflammation) 1/2c. blueberries (anthocyanins to help prevent gout) Optional: chia seeds for omega 3s, other types of berries, cherries, low sugar/high fiber granola In a bowl, start with the […]

Acute vs chronic pain – what’s the difference?

As we age, we all get back pain at some point. So how do you know when it’s time to see a doctor about it? The answer is usually “right away.” Many people think that pain clinics are only for chronic pain but the truth is, if you see a doctor when your pain is […]

The X Factor in your Recovery is: YOU

Doctors, therapists and nutritionists can do a lot to ease your pain, but there’s only one person who can take your treatment all the way. That’s right, it’s you. As a licensed physical therapist for Integrative Pain Specialists, I work every day with patients who are experiencing chronic pain. I can work with you in […]